The cozy and welcoming city of Cuenca is the 3rd largest city in Ecuador. You will quickly understand why Cuenca is designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is renown for its 17th century colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. Cuenca is known as Santa Ana de los Cuatro Rios de Cuenca and its streets and shops are filled with artisans creating precious crafts of gold, glass, ceramics and the popular Panama hats, among many others.
A beautiful example of Republican architecture, “Mansion Alcazar” was completely restored during 2000 and 2001 in order to satisfy the most discerning traveler. The hotel is located in the heart of the city of Cuenca, within walking distance from banks, art shops, galleries, churches and the main plaza. Cuenca was selected as one of the few World Cultural Heritage Cities by UNESCO in 1999 as a result of community efforts to restore its splendid historical beauty. Only the finest building materials were used during the restoration process of Mansion Alcazar in order to successfully replicate its original style. Exquisite interior design, carefully chosen furniture, art and wonderful crystal chandeliers recreate the "Old Days of Colonial Living" in one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador. Personalized service is not only delivered upon arrival, but also in the intimate bar area or lounge, where one can relax after a day of sightseeing and shopping and enjoy a drink before being tre
Located in the heart of the beautiful city of Cuenca, Carvallo Hotel is a brand new, 4 star hotel set in a colonial style house. The old house was rebuilt to create a wonderful ambiance with several authentic "patios" and 3 charming floors where the rooms are located. The hotel also has a cafeteria, two ample lounge areas and 30 rooms to accommodate up to 50 guests in single, double and triple rooms. All rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated, and offer cable TV, telephone, hot/cold water, amenities and minibar."
Hotel Cruz del Vado was always a building full of history, art and culture. Located in one of the first neighborhoods of the city and very close to the Cruz del Vado monument, the Hotel of the same name, was arduously intervened using a fusion of traditional and modern construction techniques, preserving the essence and history of this heritage building, while giving it our own identity.
Santa Lucia is a hotel unique unto itself in that it is actually one of Ecuador's most historic antique buildings. Not only that, but it's located in the Old Town district of Cuenca which is a living museum itself. Newly renovated with all modern amenities, the Santa Lucia hotel is a gem in Cuenca's antique building collection where you can enjoy the elegant atmosphere of yesteryear but with all of today’s modern comforts. With 3 generations of experience in hotels and restaurants, the Vintimilla family of Cuenca is well-known among the tourism sector of southern Ecuador. The Santa Lucia hotel belongs to the same family who own the Villarosa restaurant (also in Cuenca), which is considered by major international guides and locals alike to be one of the country's best continental restaurants.
Hotel Boutique Los Balcones a jewel of colonial architecture and heritage of the city, is located in the heart of the historic center of Cuenca, 3 minutes from Calderon Park and 10 minutes from the main stations. The house dates from the late eighteenth century and was famous plastic artist workshop Gaspar De Sangurima.
The Hotel is situated in the historical center of the city in an old house with colonial features which has been fully restored and remodeled.
The Hotel Victoria is located in the best downtown area of Cuenca, overlooking the Tomebamba River and very close to the city’s museums, beautiful parks and churches. The Victoria Hotel dates from the 17th century and was recently converted into a boutique hotel. It is one of the most emblematic examples of the republican-style “hanging houses”, restored in its entirety with access to the shores of the river Tomebamba.